1 - The future of retail
The state of retail conditions the supply chain, hence shaping the way we design, develop, produce and manage talent. In this session Deborah Weinswig will give an overview of the current fashion landscape, identify new trends and business opportunities for fashion companies to seize, taking a deep dive into digital twins, livestreaming supply chains and quick commerce.
Speaker: Deborah Weinswig, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Coresight Research
2 - Pivoting retail during challenging times
With new consumer behavior, digitalization, direct-to-consumer players and economic conditions, how can retail companies focus and decide on which processes to change, and which not to? How can they forecast trends and opportunities better than their competitors? What are the fundamentals of achieving success in retail? Get these questions answered by our experts!
Speakers: Michael Lemner, Chief Executive Officer, Tim-Tam Consulting, and Greg Zemor, Chief Executive Officer, Neteven, a Lectra company.
3 - Building supply chain resilience in the midst of uncertainty
In this session, we are going to examine some key takeaways from this pandemic and how fashion companies can thrive by building resilience and agility into their supply chain. How can they de-risk their supply chains and make them fault-tolerant even when the market is volatile and unpredictable? Get some tips on how to do so.
Speakers: Dr. Delman Lee, Vice Chair, TAL Apparel, and Mathieu Bonenfant, Vice President Marketing Strategy, Fashion, Lectra.
4 - The green consumer paradox: Can fashion be environmentally sustainable, affordable and profitable?
With environmental disasters happening across the world, such as the floods in Pakistan, drought in France, and forest fires in California, it is clear that environmental sustainability is a priority – especially for the fashion industry. While fashion companies are keen on becoming more eco-friendly by changing their practices, consumers are still unwilling to pay higher prices for their products. Instead of waiting for the consumer to change, how can they lead change? Is it possible to solve this paradox?
Speakers: Isabelle Lefort, Co-founder, Paris Good Fashion, and Elie Khayath, Elie Khayath, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Lectra.
5 - Passing on fashion savoir-faire to next-generation talent
Fashion production cycles are getting shorter due to constantly changing trends. Fashion companies are implementing technology to speed up the design-to-production process but how can they strike a balance between innovation and protecting their savoir-faire? Talent management is becoming a tricky subject for fashion companies. They have to overcome the challenge of passing on traditional values and knowledge to the younger generation of professionals while keeping up with technological progress and speaking the language of these digital natives.
Speakers: Hans de Foer, 'Savoir-Faire’ programs Director, Institut Français de la Mode, and Katia Cahen, Marketing Intelligence Director, Lectra.